"He's given us everything that we love, every crazy color, feelings, emotions, rushes adrenaline, everything that inspires you gets you pumped and excited, is directly from Him"
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
We would do well to slow down a little, focus on the significant, lift up our eyes, and truly see the things that matter most.
"Diligently doing the things that matter most will lead us to the Savior"
-Dieter F. Utchdorf
Strength comes not from frantic activity but from being settled on a firm foundation of truth and light,; it comes from paying attention to the divine things that matter most
Monday, August 8, 2011
Week 5 of my first transfer! Man oh man how it has flown by, right before my eyes! I remember when I got my mission call how excited I was to become a missionary and to start the work! I entered the MTC same excitement filled my soul. My first and second week man they where hectic but a great experience to came straight into pageant, the first two weeks flew by! Then came adjusting to regular missionary life 4 days of historic sites 1-2 days of area days. And I must admit it has been tough. I was called to teach in Spanish and there is not many Spanish speaking people here in Rochester. About a week ago I asked myself " Why was I called here?" As I thought of the situation I was in I must admit I began to feel a bit confused and sad. A few minutes into my pity party as one would call it, I came to a realization. YOU are called here to serve the PEOPLE of Rochester! No one said being a missionary would be easy and I must say it is not. Stop thinking of yourself and get to work. I remembered the words of the Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley when he told the story of him being on a mission a reciving a letter from his father with those exact words. During personal study I came across in the book of Alma a scripture that truly helped me!
Now when our hearts were depressed and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said; Go amongst thy brethren the Lamanites and bear with patience thine afflictions and I will give unto you success.
I can say that this week has been a though one but, I know without a doubt I am here becuase I am needed! I love the gospel and thats why I am here to share it with all those I come in contact with, all those who need comfort and love!
Monday, August 1, 2011
As my companion and I rode back home from the grocery store I looked up and saw the sun breaking through the clouds. Once some time ago someone told me that when I saw the sun rays breaking through the clouds; that it was God smiling down on us. I began to think about this and noticed that our Heavenly Father is always giving us (human beings) signs of his existence and love for us. Many of times we wrap ourselves in our busy lives and forget the small and simple things that our Heavenly Father does and gives us on a daily basis. As I looked up at the sky it reminded me that God watches over us always every second every minute of our lives. At times things my get rough and boy do they get rough but if we know who to turn to our Father our burdens will made be lite. As I have been on my mission I have seen the role that my Heavenly Father has in my life, and because of Him we are able to enjoy our lives here on earth. Lets remember that we are all children of our Heavenly Father and lets give thanks every day, every minute and every second of our lives for all that He does for us. Be thankful for all the joys life brings and all the hardships life brings. And last but not least lets remember that God wants us to approach Him in prayer daily. May God bless all of you and remember His love for us.
<3 Hermana Garcia